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Catalan protesters told use Android given Apple's App Store restrictions, censorship. This and the Hong Kong fiasco show the dark side of a walled garden. Agree or disagree? Vote for the results in the left column below or go straight to the results here.

Weekend Highlights: Reuters reports Tim Cook met China's State Administration for Market Regulation following Hong Kong app imbroglio, topics covered Apple's investments in country, and more—reports in our Apple/Macintosh section; Washington Post says "Apple...far from safe in the U.S.-China trade war"; Apple once again most valuable company, but Barron's asks if it can keep the crown; UK carrier O2 hints 5G iPhones in 2020; The Guardian investigates deaths at Amazon's warehouse floor; you can breathe easy now...or not, US military scraps floppy disks for nuke launches in favor of "highly-secure" SSD; Samsung says Galaxy 10 fingerprint flaw fix next week; call issues, battery bugs unfixed in iOS 13.1.3; new AirPods Pro coming this month?

  • "Apple and Google Face Growing Revolt Over App Store 'Tax': A backlash against the app stores of Apple Inc. and Google is gaining steam, with a growing number of companies saying the tech giants are collecting too high a tax for connecting consumers to developers' wares."  Bloomberg 7:43 AM
  • "Netflix Wants to Avoid Apple App Store Fees" Investopedia 7:43 AM
  • "Analyst says Apple's App Store could take $16B hit as commissions under fire" 9to5Mac 7:14 AM
  • "Apple Must Reinvent the Genius Bar"  Tech.pinions 7:50 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone Refresh: Next Catalyst?"  Seeking Alpha 7:22 AM
  • "EU set to clear Apple's bid for music app Shazam: sources"  Reuters 10:33 AM
  • "Apple's Shazam bid expected to get EU approval: It reportedly looks like a done deal, although an official decision won't come till next month." CNET 1:19 PM
  • "Apple's Proposed Acquisition of Shazam About to Clear Major Regulatory Hurdle" The Motley Fool 2:14 PM
  • "Apple Should Buy Tesla: Ross Gerber" Investopedia 7:42 AM
  • "Apple boss Tim Cook set for $120m windfall later this week, new Mac computer planned" Irish Independent 9:24 PM
  • "Airmail issues fix for security flaw that could let hackers read your email: Version 3.6 is rolling out on the App Store now" The Verge 1:54 PM
  • "Phishing for Files with Airmail 3 for Mac"  VerSprite 7:33 AM
  • "Security researchers show how attackers targeting Airmail for Mac could get a copy of all your emails" 9to5Mac 7:34 AM
  • "Exploit in Airmail 3 for macOS can send a user's data to attackers by simply opening an email" AppleInsider 8:32 AM
  • "AirMail 3 for macOS hit by data exploits with fixes promised soon" iDownload Blog 10:20 AM
  • "Apple Dropping Back to My Mac Feature: What to Do Now" LAPTOP Magazine 11:40 AM
  • "Apple Kills Off Back to My Mac in Mojave" Thurrott 11:22 AM
  • "Chrome 69 is coming: Not just a new look but Flash's life is about to get even harder/Google will expose its Material Design refresh with Chrome 69, due September 4." ZDNet 8:36 AM
  • "Help a Fellow Mac User With Remote Tech Support: Just like Windows users, Mac owners have ways to share and control another computer over the internet to give a quick assist online." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:37 AM
  • "How to Easily Share Lightroom Photos to a Group" Creative Pro 8:58 PM
  • "What's new in macOS Mojave beta 8" AppleInsider 10:20 AM
  • "Roxio Toast 17 Pro review: 64-bit ready, with new multicam editing skills/Includes a suite of additional Mac applications for multi-cam editing, slideshows, photo editing, video capture, screen recording, and more." Macworld 6:38 AM
  • "How to change text and formatting AutoCorrect settings in Word for Mac" iDownload Blog 6:57 AM
  • "How to manage group messages on a Mac" iMore 11:41 AM
  • "Matching Clip Audio In iMovie" MacMost 9:02 AM
  • "How to Create a Linux Live USB in macOS" Apple Gazette 9:46 AM
  • "Neural Interface Could Help Apple 'Think Different' about Its OS Future" Low End Mac 12:27 PM
Press Releases
  • "Office 365 for Mac will require macOS Sierra or higher starting next month" 9to5Mac 12:46 PM
  • "Introducing the Aqua Screenshot Library" 512 Pixels 12:28 PM
  • "DaVinci Resolve 15 is a free, Hollywood-grade video editor" Engadget 8:37 AM
  • "Journaling app Day One picks up Dark Mode, audio recording, new editor & other perks" iDownload Blog 6:57 AM
  • "Drafts for Mac Status Update" Macdrifter 6:57 AM
  • "Introducing Finer Focus - Dim away Distractions and Enhance your Focus" prMac 6:39 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Tim Cook Is Poised to Reap $120 Million of Stock After Rally"  Bloomberg 7:43 AM
  • "Tim Cook gives almost $5 million of Apple shares to charity" Cult of Mac 7:10 AM
  • "Another confirmation that Apple's original TV programming is launching in 2019"  iDownload Blog 7:51 AM
  • "Unlike Costco, Walmart Has 'No Plans' to Accept Apple Pay" MacRumors 7:11 AM
  • "A 5G iPhone will cost Apple about $21 in licensing fees to Nokia, Qualcomm, and others" AppleInsider 3:18 PM
  • "Apple Accepting Mercy Corps Donations to Help People Affected by Flooding in Kerala, India" MacRumors 12:46 PM
  • "Idle Android Devices Send Data to Google Nearly 10 Times More Often Than iOS Devices do to Apple, Research Finds" ["Among several findings, Schmidt's experiments found that an idle Android phone with Chrome web browser active in the background communicated location information to Google 340 times during a 24-hour period. An equivalent experiment found that on an iOS device with Safari open but not Chrome, Google could not collect any appreciable data unless a user was interacting with the device."]  MacRumors 7:48 AM
  • "Apple TV design lead Jen Folse joins social broadcasting startup Caffeine" iDownload Blog 6:57 AM
  • "Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak jumps on the blockchain bandwagon" ZDNet 8:36 AM
  • "iPhone owner charged after punching employee over 'faulty' Face ID" Cult of Mac 9:48 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Facebook Suspends 400 Apps in Developer Data Investigation" Bloomberg 9:09 PM
  • "Most Teens Worry They Spent Too Much Time on Their Phones" PC Magazine 3:53 PM
  • "[Exclusive] LG V40 ThinQ Leaked Images Reveal Triple-Camera, Display Notch; Launch Date Could be November 16" MySmartPrice 11:38 AM
  • "Study: Many teens – and parents – feel tethered to phones" Associated Press 9:41 AM
  • "With 5G and Sprint, T-Mobile vows cheaper wireless service than ever: CEO John Legere and President Mike Sievert say Sprint will supercharge its 5G efforts." CNET 7:20 AM
  • "In pictures: The wild computers and badass PC components powering Gamescom 2018" PCWorld 7:03 AM
  • "Exclusive: A Ukrainian black market dealer is responsible for recent flood of Pixel 3 XL leaks" 9to5Google 2:19 PM
  • "Google Chases Apple, Microsoft, and Amazon With 4 New Hardware Products" The Motley Fool 6:46 AM
  • "Mexicans served with Dark Tequila in spyware spree" ZDNet 6:33 AM
  • "Facebook suffered a sharp decline in the amount of time Americans spend on its service, a survey found — and the problem might not show up in Facebook's 'official' numbers" Business Insider 3:56 PM
  • "Facebook: Iran's been posting hundreds of fake pages since 2011/State-run media, military intelligence posted politically charged memes for years." Ars Technica 6:58 AM
  • "Kremlin calls Facebook's allegations of disinformation campaign puzzling" Reuters 6:35 AM
  • "Facebook, Twitter dismantle disinformation campaigns tied to Iran and Russia" Reuters 6:35 AM
  • "Facebook kills 650 Russian, Iranian accounts for 'inauthentic behavior'" ZDNet 6:33 AM
  • "Computer Historian David Greelish Discusses Classic Computing, The Newton, And His Next Project" MacVoices 3:01 PM
  • "HomePod's Limited Market Share, Netflix vs In-app Subscriptions -TMO Daily Observations 2018-08-22" The Mac Observer 12:32 PM
  • "iPhone SE 2 may be an updated iPhone 7: Specs for a new phone that sounds awfully like the iPhone 7 surfaced in Apple's XCode developer tool." CNET 12:27 PM
  • "2018 Budget iPhone to Feature A10 Chip, P3 Display" iPhone Hacks 6:36 AM
  • "Mystery iPhone spotted in Apple code hints at surprising refresh" Cult of Mac 1:21 PM
  • "The new iPhones are literally on their way, as Apple just booked a bunch of air freight from China" BGR 2:42 PM
  • "'iPhone xx' references discovered in Xcode 10" The Apple Post 2:43 PM
  • "3 Ways Apple Will Try to Maximize iPhone Average Selling Prices" The Motley Fool 8:36 AM
  • "Apple has Filed for 'Apple GiveBack' Trademark in U.S. & Hong Kong" Patently Apple 8:35 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2018 models)" MacPrices 7:05 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017-18 models)" MacPrices 7:05 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:05 AM

  • "Which cloud storage service is right for you? iCloud vs Google Drive vs OneDrive vs Dropbox" Pocket-lint 8:55 PM
  • "Review: G-Drive mobile adds USB-C for on-the-go storage" AppleInsider 1:20 PM
  • "Historic shipwreck leaves its mark on green leather Apple Watch band" Cult of Mac 9:43 AM
  • "Apple's Leather Sleeve for MacBook Pro is a thing of beauty (but not worth $199)" Apple World Today 7:34 AM
  • "Cavalier Maverick review: Maybe the most stylish smart speaker yet" Cult of Mac 12:27 PM
  • "Edifier S2000 Pro review: Bluetooth speakers on a whole other level" TechHive 6:37 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Hands-on video: what's new in iOS 12 beta 9" iDownload Blog 8:59 AM
  • "Hands on: Dark Sky weather app for iOS brightens up with new at-a-glance view" AppleInsider 9:51 AM
  • "How Apple's iOS 12 Password AutoFill Feature Works With 1Password" MacRumors 3:18 PM
  • "How to Forward Messages from iPhone to Another Person" OS X Daily 2:20 PM
  • "iOS 12: turning the keyboard into a trackpad on iPhones without 3D Touch" iDownload Blog 1:55 PM
  • "How To Disable Private Browsing In Firefox" AddictiveTips 1:21 PM
  • "How to set up and use Do Not Disturb mode on iPhone and iPad" iMore 11:22 AM
  • "How to Send Confidential Emails From Your Phone Using Gmail" Lifehacker 8:59 AM
  • "How to use Digital Touch and handwriting in iMessage: Send Apple Watch-style Sketches, Heartbeats, and Taps easily." iMore 7:10 AM
  • "Google Privacy Checkup FAQ: How to limit tracking and still use the apps you love/You can stop Google from tracking you, but you might not like the results." PCWorld 7:04 AM
  • "How to quickly access iOS features via Control Center's hidden options" AppleInsider 1:56 PM
  • "How to ensure you're buying the right USB-C cable for your MacBook" 9to5Mac 9:48 AM
  • "Let's Really Think About This 'New Low-Cost Laptop to Succeed MacBook Air' Thing"  Daring Fireball 7:59 PM
  • "Apple Suggested Facebook Remove Onavo Protect from App Store -Here's Why" The Mac Observer 7:33 PM
  • "Facebook pulls Onavo Protect from App Store after Apple finds it violates privacy policy [u]: Facebook on Wednesday pulled its VPN service Onavo Protect from the iOS App Store after Apple found the app in violation of newly implemented privacy policies." AppleInsider 7:56 PM
  • "This is why Apple isn't rushing to make a 5G iPhone" BGR 5:11 PM
  • "A dockable iPhone? Don't count on it" Macworld 3:19 PM
  • "Everything we think we know about the new MacBook that Apple could announce soon" Business Insider 12:27 PM
  • "Why Apple's Shazam purchase makes Siri a better DJ" Apple Must 11:42 AM
  • "Concept: Reimagining Apple's Mall of America retail store"  9to5Mac 11:22 AM
  • "Apple and air travel: iOS in the skies"  Computerworld 10:31 AM
  • "Android sucks 10x more data than iPhone" iMore 8:38 AM
  • "eXtensions -The Wednesday File (71): Apple's Septem Horribilis -Exploding iPad, Australian Hacking, iPhone X Ire in Bangkok -and More Doom" eXtensions 7:06 AM
  • "Yes, Pokémon Go works for weight loss, but don't get too caught up in catching 'em all: Pokémon Go all but explicitly encourages exercise, but it can also slow you down." Macworld 6:38 AM
  • "Razer Blade 15 Review" PC Gamer 8:56 PM
  • "Dear Walmart, you don't have to copy everything Amazon does" ZDNet 8:20 PM
  • "Facebook, Twitter still have fake account problems. But they're making progress: At least we're finding about this stuff sooner than later." CNET 3:45 PM
  • "Verizon Incompetence and Greed Leaves Firefighters Throttled During Wildfire: Verizon has a long, ridiculous history of not understanding what 'unlimited' means." Motherboard 1:55 PM
  • "TicWatch Pro Review: A best-of-both-worlds hybrid" Android Central 11:22 AM
  • "Hands on: Google Fit and its Material Theme redesign nail the basics with an app for everybody [Gallery] 9to5Google 10:35 AM
  • "3 things Google Assistant should steal from Bixby" Android Central 9:51 AM
  • "How Many Emails Are In Your Inbox? 3 Ways to Cure the Disease of Distractions" Forbes 7:22 AM
  • "Instagram hacks raise questions about its 2FA security" Mashable 7:10 AM
  • "The Untold Story of NotPetya, the Most Devastating Cyberattack in History" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:05 AM
  • "Google Tried to Change China. China May End Up Changing Google." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:00 AM
  • "Samsung's Galaxy Note9: Too Much Phone for Most of Us/The new $1,000 device is aimed at power users who work, play, consume and create on their phone. For others, there are plenty of cheaper options." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:00 AM
  • "What is artificial general intelligence?" ZDNet 6:33 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Apple's App Store Search Ads now available in 13 countries around the world: App Store Search Ads, Apple's system of promoting apps in its app marketplace, have now rolled out to 12 additional countries around the world, the company announced to developers on Wednesday" AppleInsider 7:52 PM
  • "Logitech MX Vertical Advanced Ergonomic Mouse + Mac" iLounge 2:14 PM
  • "HomeKit Weekly: Hyperlocal temperature and humidity with Siri and the Home app" 9to5Mac 2:14 PM
  • "Sources: Apple reaches deal with Simply Mac to offer official iPhone screen repairs in ~30 stores across the US" 9to5Mac 1:56 PM
  • "Next Apple Watch Activity Challenge set for September 1, celebrates Redwood National Park's 50th anniversary" 9to5Mac 11:42 AM
  • "Garmin® and Disney introduce the vívofit® jr. 2 kid's fitness tracker and interactive mobile app featuring Disney Princess" Business Wire 8:40 AM
  • "Here are five of the best iPhone-connected robot vacuums" AppleInsider 8:35 AM
  • "Microsoft confirms plan to kill Office Sway app for iOS" Cult of Mac 7:14 AM
  • "WaterField Unveils the Tech Folio Plus, an Extensive Tech Accessory Case" prMac 6:39 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Windows 10: Microsoft and Intel patch latest Spectre and Foreshadow CPU vulnerabilities" TechRepublic 7:57 AM
  • "Windows 10 alert: All versions get new Intel patches for Spectre, Foreshadow bugs" ZDNet 9:51 AM
  • "Microsoft's hackathon isn't just about fixing the world's problems" CNET 7:20 AM
  • "Microsoft to give Sticky Notes a major facelift as part of its tasks push" ZDNet 7:51 PM
  • "Oy vey! You want how much, Microsoft? Israeli government opts not to renew its vows with Redmond at the end of 2018" ["In a statement given to The Register, the Israeli Ministry of Finance explained that it currently spends more than 100m Israel New Shekels (£21.3m) per year on Microsoft's software products."] The Register 7:15 AM
  • "Microsoft could be planning a subscription service for all your Xbox needs" Neowin 9:09 PM
  • "DTA shifts to Microsoft's protected cloud" ZDNet 9:24 PM
  • "IBM researchers propose 'factsheets' for AI transparency" VentureBeat 8:31 AM
  • "IBM Researchers propose transparency docs for AI services" ZDNet 9:47 AM
  • "IBM looks for caffeine buzz with coffee delivery drones" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:21 AM
  • "Intel Learns from Nvidia and AMD to Enter Discrete GPU Market" Market Realist 6:46 AM
  • "Intel releases Cascade Lake fixes for Meltdown, Spectre" Fudzilla 7:55 AM
  • "Solving Spectre and Meltdown may ultimately require an entirely new type of processor" Computerworld 7:56 AM
  • "ByteDance and Intel set up joint AI lab" TechNode 7:57 AM
  • "Arm takes Aim at Intel's Client PC Business" Tech.pinions [Subscription Required for Full Article] 12:28 PM
  • "Intel surveys 1,000 people on the next 50 years: Intel turned 50 years old this year, and the big PC chip maker has just released a study, dubbed Next 50, where it interviewed 1,000 consumers about their views of the next 50 years." VentureBeat 11:41 AM
  • "AMD Is Pummeling Intel" TheStreet 7:29 AM
  • "Cisco Allegedly Favored Visa Holders Over U.S. Workers [Video] Bloomberg Video 6:46 AM
  • "How ARM Just Ruined The Launch Of Qualcomm's Windows 10 PCs" Forbes 7:55 AM
  • "Qualcomm Begins Sampling of 7nm Next-Gen SoC" AnandTech 7:10 AM
  • "Qualcomm's 7nm Snapdragon chip will be ready for 5G phones" Engadget 6:44 AM
  • "TSMC 7nm, 5nm to enjoy strong demand for AI chips" DigiTimes 7:37 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple Stock Is Alerting Bullish Trading Activity" Investopedia 9:51 AM
  • "Apple's slow motion paradigm shift" Apple 3.0 8:27 AM
  • "iPhone parts supplier AAC reports rare fall in quarterly profit" Reuters 7:42 AM
Industry News
  • "S&P 500, Dow snap 4-day winning streak as Fed points to coming rate hike: Stocks mark the longest bull market in history" MarketWatch 3:58 PM
  • "Wall Street trading ends mixed in tight range as bull market sets record" FOXBusiness 3:57 PM
  • "S&P 500 Reaches Bull-Run Milestone: Index posts longest rally in U.S. history; uncertainty around Trump's political fortunes weigh on investors" [Paid Membership Required] 3:57 PM
  • "Wall Street's sector shakeup will let more Tech Stocks shine" Reuters 3:54 PM
  • "Asian stock markets: Nikkei, Hang Seng gain, Shanghai Composite slips/Ping An jumps in Hong Kong and China" MarketWatch 8:41 AM
  • "European stocks inch up as banks gain, but Continental skids: Trade and Brexit issues remain in focus" MarketWatch 8:41 AM

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